Connection to a Qlik Sense App

In this section you will see how create a connection with a Qlik Sense App.


  • If you use Qlik Sense Desktop, Qalyptus and Qlik Sense Desktop must be installed in the same machine
  • You need to install Qlik Sense Certificate if Qalyptus is running on a different machine than Qlik Sense Enterprise.

In our case we will create a connection to the app “Executive Dashboard”.

Open Qalyptus and begin

The first thing you see after you open Qalyptus Desktop is the Connection page. Here you create your connections to Qlik Sense app.

Click Create button to create a new connection. Your screen will look something like this:

  1. Give a name to your connection
  2. It is recommended to add a description
  3. Choose Qlik Sense as a source
  4. Give the Qlik sense server address (for Qlik Sense Desktop: http://localhost:4848). To make your life easier, you can enter the default Qlik Sense Server address in   > General Settings. The next time, the server address will be filled in automatically.
  5. Choose a Qlik Sense app. Click the button on the right to see the list of all available Qlik Sense apps in your server. Choose an application and click the OK button.
  6. Enter the Windows domain account of a Qlik Sense user that Qalyptus will use to connect to Qlik Sense. This user will be used in all interactions between Qalyptus and Qlik Sense (connection creation and report generation). When the project is published to Qalyptus Server, Qalyptus Server will use this user to connect to Qlik Sense. If you do not enter a Qlik Sense user domain account, Qalyptus will use the Windows domain account that is running Qalyptus.
  7. If the Qlik Sense application use a theme, Check Apply theme to use the same charts theme in the reports which will be generated by Qalyptus.
  8. Check the check box Default, if your want make the current connection as the default connection. When you open template editor, this connection will be selected by default.
  9. Finally, click Save to create and save the connection. All objects, fields, and variables of the Qlik Sense app will be retrieved.

Now your connection named Executive Dashboard is created and ready for use.

Modifying or deleting a connection

To modify or delete a connection:

  1. Go to the connections list
  2. Right click on the connection you want to modify or delete
  3. If you want to modify click Edit and if you want to delete click Delete

Warning, you can not delete a connection that is used by others entities. Before deleting the connection you need to delete all the entities using the connection.


A connection can have two different status:

  • Valid Connection
  • File not found